Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Development Project Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Technical Challenge, good job pay

    Cons

    Too many processes, Purchasing under staffed

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great potential, too bad it

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Rolls-Royce

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, great product and exciting industry. Lots of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, government contracts make it difficult to live up to company expectations at the same time. Goals are unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the real talents at the organizations, do what you must to motivate and retain them. Let go of the dead weight, and good ol' boy wagon riders.

  3. Great work place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rolls-Royce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and all have positive mindsets towards their job and overall goals for the company.

    Cons

    Indecisiveness by executive management. No bonuses given to employees for several years who have made great strides in cost reduction.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to believe in your people. Support them with dealing with internal and external quality management problems. Develop internal quality controls and procedures that prevent overloading of work for various groups that have to deal with supplier performance.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    challenging

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Miramar, FL

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good place to work in the field

    Cons

    people are not friendly and bad impression for the business

    Advice to Management

    diversified

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company with great benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global company, different types of problems, work-life balance and expertise

    Cons

    Too many processes and IT.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Work at this company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, international flare, Good market, interesting work, highly technical product with exacting tolerances, super name in the market

    Cons

    Too many processes and procedures

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees more like a valuable asset

  8. Helpful (3)

    Recently retired from Rolls-Royce having worked for the company since high school.

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    Former Employee - Aftermarket Support in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Aftermarket Support in Washington, DC

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A large company with significant international presence. Opportunities to work in many different disciplines/functions. A fantastic brand name - which is a major reason why folks want to work with the company. Engineering excellence is a hallmark of the companies psyche. Not too much oversight (in general) as to whether you are doing the hours - more focus that you are achieving your objectives. However this very much depends on the particular manager that you report to. Some real interesting/characters work at RR so there is plenty of opportunities to interact with folks from various backgrounds.

    Cons

    Not the best pay/perks compared with others in the same space - but folks seem to remain there regardless. Leadership had, until the last 12 months, been great. Maybe due to financial pressures - resulting in panic measures - leadership has 'lost its way'. For new prospects wanting to join the company - I would advise that you must make your mark and take control of your destiny otherwise you will be sidelined. Workplace environment is mediocre at best. General apathy across the patch results in a relatively mundane/boring environment. It is the newcomers that want to generate 'excitement' - but become disappointed when the population remains complacent and happy with things the way they are.

    Advice to Management

    Performance reviews, followed by forced distribution, is an absolute insult to the workforce, the company and to any organization that professes to 'value its employees'. Stop it - other world class companies have so learn from them. Treat employees with the respect they deserve and allow managers to manage their teams without undue influence. Folks, in general, wake up each day wanting to do a good job - so help them in making that a reality. Regarding office culture - stop beating the 'employee comes first drum' unless you mean that to be the case. Just reflect back upon when you started to work and what your expectations/desires were and see if you now are a solution provider as opposed to a disappointer.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Consultant Engineer in Turbine Thermals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rolls-Royce

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best company to work with

    Cons

    Glass ceiling you may see

    Advice to Management

    Open eyes bigger and think wider and deeper

  10. Helpful (3)

    Generally good place to work, but they are starting to cut jobs in an attempt to outsource more.

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    Current Employee - General Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - General Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary.
    Good benefits.
    (At least my job) good hours.
    Smart group of people (salary).
    Cool product.

    Cons

    Aging products, with nothing new really coming up.
    Hourly (union) workforce is disgruntled.
    Old school management in most places. If you have been there a long time, have a military past, and kiss up you will be a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Try to find ways to keep the work local. I am scared to death to see some of our "outsourcing" places.. the quality is poor and people will pay the price.

  11. I love my job

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    Current Contractor - Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Contractor - Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company great people and competitive pay

    Cons

    just loss holiday time. Too many old folks with antiquated ideas

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, offer a buyout for the old folks

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